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Op Ed - Supporting the PC: Itís okay to get upset about poor console ports, but do the right thing anyway.
This is why, if you support PC gaming, and especially if youíre one of the people who actually signed the petition, you should do the right thing and buy the game. If the game sells well, itíll encourage other publishers to think about doing the same. It might convince more publishers to take their games to our favourite platform, and, hopefully, theyíll take the time to properly optimise them.

If it sells badly, itís just yet another nail in the coffin of publisher confidence in the platform. And thatís the last thing we need.

4. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 11:26 Creston
Yeah, we know the game is really shitty, but really, you should buy it anyway! Because, you know, rather than see that people will buy whatever piece of shit they choose to stuff in a box, publishers will then think "Hey, maybe we should spend MORE money on ports, so that they... ehhh. I dunno, the game already sold well."

Seriously. When in the history of publishers has a single one of them EVER voluntarily put more money and effort into something if less was enough to get good sales?

It's even more fun when you see him take the same argument a paragraph later:
"Donít think that publishers will see poor sales figures and think ďWell, thatís what happens when we donít optimise our games for PC! Maybe weíll optimise next time.Ē Youíre kidding yourself. Poor sales figures on PC are poor sales figures on PC, end of story"

Right. But if it sells well, then all of a sudden their eyes are miraculously opened and out comes the cash? Rolleyes

It's like the entire staff over there shares one braincell, and it's constantly in use by Jean, the coffee lady. So you wind up with an article that makes a statement, and then contradicts itself a paragraph later. I guess that makes it nuanced.

Do NOT buy pisspoor ports. Because ALL you are doing is telling publishers "hey, go ahead and shit in a box! It's cool. We'll still buy it."

Instead, give your money to developers that DO spend time optimizing for the PC, or make PC-only games. There's plenty of them on Kickstarter, and there's even a few still making the big AAA games too. Stop rewarding cheap-ass behavior by asshole publishers.


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